The Freedom Of Spirit Trust For Border Collies
Who we are
The Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies (FOSTBC) helps to promote a better understanding of the breed and its needs. We are not just a rescue kennels we also provide sanctuary to needy, old, infirm dogs or those in need of rehabilitation or a healing time. The Trust is a Charitable organisation and depends on donations to help to keep these dogs, to rehabilitate those in need, to rehome those which are capable of being rehomed and to unite everyone concerned with Border Collies to help secure the future of the breed. Situated on a farm the specially designed kennels open onto play areas and grass paddocks, all our dogs are assessed by resident behaviourists and trainers, vet checked regularly, microchipped, and vaccinated. The dogs in our permanent sanctuary are either elderly or have behavioural or medical problems and sponsorship of any of these dogs helps us to maintain the level of care they need. Dogs in our rehabilitation unit are often with us for over a year before we feel they are settled enough to be rehomed and many of the dogs in the rescue unit are in need of veterinary care, good food and a healing time all of which are expensive. Part of the Trust’s commitment to the breed is to provide information, guidance and training which includes seminars, workshops and events, all of which are attended by our Ambassador Dogs. We are a non-profit making organisation, who relies solely on donations to cover the costs of rescuing dogs, these include kennelling, transportation and expensive veterinary fees. There are a many ways you can help us, you can make a general donation, sponsor one of our resident dogs, do a fund raising event or simply spread the word.